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[29] and in four or five years it was a difficult thing, gentlemen, when he had no wealth to start with, to be twice a producer of tragedies, on his father's account as well as his own; to equip a warship for three years in succession; to have been a contributor to special levies on many occasions; to purchase a house for fifty minae; and to acquire more than three hundred plethra1 of land. Do you suppose that, besides doing all this, he must have left many personal effects?

1 Amounting to about 80 acres.

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